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Greece euro survival likely but credit downgrade hits UK

By Andrew Barr  The prospects of Greece leaving the euro now seem unlikely, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.  The agency has this...

Osborne under pressure as revised economic figures show UK slump worse...

By Martin Kelly The Conservative/Lib Dem coalition has come under increasing pressure to take action after revised figures showed the UK economic slump...

Plan B urged as IMF issue stark warning over weak UK...

By Bob Duncan  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a stark warning to the Westminster coalition that the UK economy is facing a...

Scottish economy continues to improve as SNP renew calls for ‘shovel...

By a Newsnet reporter New Figures published today show Scotland's economy is improving as the private sector continues to grow north of the...

New report shows windfarms benefit economy

By Martin Kelly A joint report by the renewables industry and the UK Government shows that wind generation has brought 8,600 jobs and...

CEBR’s dire Scottish employment forecasts challenged by Swinney

By a Newsnet reporter  Scotland’s Finance Minister John Swinney has called into question conclusions in a report that forecasts Scottish unemployment will be the...

New chaos looms in Greece as coalition talks fail

By a Newsnet reporter After Greek voters delivered a stunning rejection of parties supporting the EU-backed austerity plan, Antonis Samaras, leader of the largest...

UK recession means ‘shovel ready projects’ now urgent says First Minister

By a Newsnet reporter  Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has called on UK PM David Cameron to release funding for so called ‘shovel ready’...

Scottish Government needs more powers to tackle youth unemployment says STUC...

By G.A.Ponsonby  A member of the STUC’s Youth Committee has called on the UK Government to hand over more powers to the Scottish Parliament...

Capital spending urged as Scottish unemployment falls by 12,000

By Martin Kelly Scottish unemployment has fallen to below UK levels with figures published today showing a drop of 12,000. The drop in...